Enhance The Quality of Music With CD Mastering

on Friday, 25 October 2013.

CD Mastering is a very deft and important job that needs to be performed if you want to enhance the quality of a music CD. It is basically an editing exercise that is carried out to rid those parts of the songs that don’t sound right and simultaneously increasing or enhancing the quality of those bits that have a good sound to them.

The task of mastering a CD is not for people that are not trained for this. It is a very difficult job that requires the editor to have full knowledge of the software and equipment that would be required for fine tuning the songs on a CD and converting it into a master disc. The following are the processes that are involved in the process.

Assembly Editing and Sweetening

Assembly editing and sweetening are among the two most important processes involved in mastering a CD.

  • In the assembly editing phase, the editor balances the synchronization of the songs.
  • The beginning and ending parts of the song are faded to remove any sort of noises.
  • Sweetening is the stage when the editor starts placing special effects in to the songs.
  • Each layer of the song is given a makeover in the sweetening process.

Both assembly editing and sweetening are critical phases of CD mastering which decide how the final output would look like.

Final Output

Final Output is the last stage of mastering a CD where it is decided whether the CD would be duplicated or replicated.

For duplication purposes, the mastered CD is converted to a CD-ROM that can be played on any CD player.

For replication purposes, the mastered CD is shifted on to a glass master disc so that copies can be made using the replication machines.

The final output is the phase in which the fruits of the mastering process are harvested in the shape of the mastered CD. Since CD mastering is a very technical job it is better to hire experts for this purpose. MaxDuplication has proven track record in CD mastering. You can call us at 020-8492-3723 to find out how we can help you with your requirements.